World TB Day Observed As a part of World TB day, an awareness program was jointly conducted by the Department of Community Medicine, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi Municipal Corporation and Kudumbasree. Hibi Eden, MLA, inaugurated “United to End TB” at the Ernakulam Municipal Town Hall on March 24, 2017.
A. B. Sabu, Welfare Standing Committee, Chairperson, Kochi Municipal Corporation; Adv. V. K. Minimol, Health Standing Committee Chairperson; Dr. Prathapan Nair, Principal, Amrita School of Medicine; Dr. Leelamoni K., Head, Department of Community Medicine, Amrita Hospital; Dr. K. Beena, Senior Medical Administrator, Amrita Hospital; Dr. Rakesh P. S., Amrita Hospital; Dr. Shibu Balakrishnan, Dr. Mathews Numpeli, Dr. Narayanan, IMA President, Kochi took part in the program.
Dr. Leyanna Susan George and Dr. Teena Mary Joy conducted the awareness and over 700 Kudumbasree members participated in this program.
As part of spreading awareness about TB the Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Amrita Hospital organized events on campus on March 24, 2017. A human chain was formed with the theme “Unite to End TB” that started from the B-Block, which was inaugurated by Dr. Prem Nair, Medical Director, Amrita Hospital. A public awareness class on TB was conducted by Dr. Midhula, Medical Officer, at Amrita. A skit was organized by students. Additionally, a poster design competition was also conducted for students of respiratory therapy, nursing and pharm-D and a quiz competition for MBBS students.